Good oral hygiene can help protect more than just your teeth! Those who suffer from poor oral health can also suffer from self-esteem issues, malnutrition, swallowing problems, speech problems, and other issues that may lead to very serious health consequences.
There are a number of ways that we can help you maintain good dental health, but the most important factor is what you do at home. Here are a few tips for Good Oral Health:
Visit your dentist one to two times a year for a cleaning and checkup.
Brush your teeth with a fluoride toothpaste a minimum of two times per day.
Replace your toothbrush or toothbrush head every three to four months.
Floss at least once per day.
Brush your tongue to remove bacteria and freshen your breath.
Periodic fluoride treatments and mouth rinses can also promote positive oral health.
By maintaining a proper dental hygiene routine, you can prevent most oral diseases. Our hygienists are here to help you with all of your dental needs and to help you achieve that million dollar smile you’ve always wanted!
No matter how diligent you are in your home dental care regimen, you should still make it a priority to visit your dentist at least twice per year for a dental exam and cleaning. We cannot stress the importance of regular exams enough. Regular checkups are essential and can help detect and prevent more serious dental issues.
Early detection makes treatment easier, less expensive and much more effective. During your routine exam at Grantsville Family Dentistry, we will perform the following procedures:
Examine and assess gum health; check for gum disease
Diagnose any existing tooth decay
When indicated, take and analyze x-rays, which may reveal decay, bone loss, abscesses, tumors, cysts, and other abnormalities
Screen for the presence of oral cancer
Verify the stability of any existing fillings or other restorations
Inform you of all findings and make treatment recommendations
Regular dental cleanings, performed by one of our registered dental hygienists, are an essential part of preventative dental care. Cleanings help eliminate plaque and tartar buildup, which effectively reduces the risk of gingivitis, periodontal disease, and tooth decay.
Our hygienists will utilize manual instruments to remove moderate plaque and tartar buildup, or an ultrasonic device to scale away heavier buildup.
The cleaning is finished with polishing, a pleasant procedure that cleans the surface of teeth, removes stains, and leaves the mouth feeling clean and refreshed.
Holly Sisler D.D.S., specializes in general and cosmetic dentistry services. At Grantsville Family Dentistry, we strive to provide the best possible service with every visit to ensure the long-term health for you and your teeth.
A tooth-colored resin material applied to the tooth in order to improve the overall appearance of the teeth.
Dentures (false teeth) are prosthetic devices constructed to replace missing teeth.
Fluoride helps prevent tooth decay by making the tooth more resistant to acid attacks from plaque bacteria and sugars in the mouth.
Partial or full-coverage splints to prevent bruxism (teeth grinding).
Veneers are ultra-thin, custom-made porcelain laminates that are bonded directly to the teeth.
Dental bridges literally bridge the gap created by one or more missing teeth. A bridge is made up of two or more crowns for the teeth on either side of the gap.
A dental extraction (tooth pulling) to remove teeth affected by tooth decay, disease or trauma.
Dental implants are prosthetic replacements for missing teeth.
Root canal therapy is a treatment sequence to remove the infected pulp of a tooth.
Wisdom teeth become impacted when they are not able to fully erupt into the mouth because of blockage from other teeth.
A crown, sometimes known as a dental cap, is a type of dental restoration in which a cap completely encircles a tooth to prevent further damage from a large cavity.
A dental filling is a treatment to restore the function, integrity and morphology of missing tooth structure.
Custom fit device that covers the teeth and gums to prevent and reduce injury to the teeth.
Dental sealants are materials placed in the pit of the tooth which are hard to clean and most vulnerable to tooth decay.